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Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach Says He Received Panic Offers for Works Over Coronavirus

Billionaire Jeffrey Gundlach claims that he has received “panic offers” for works by artists including Monet and Renoir this week at majorly discounted prices.  “This is a difficult time,” he says. “It makes sense for people who want liquidity” to turn to their art collections. Read more at Bloomberg      ... | Read More

Fourth Plinth Sculpture Unveiled Delayed

The unveiling of the next Fourth Plinth sculpture in London has been postponed over coronavirus fears. “We will support all the individuals and businesses involved in the commissioning, planning and operation of this installation during these challenging times,” says London’s Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries, Justine Simons. Read more at Art Newspaper  ... | Read More

Yale MFA Students Demand Partial Refund

Students in the Yale MFA program are demanding a partial refund of their tuition over the class cancellations due to coronavirus. “We are deeply troubled by the far-reaching repercussions of this event, which has tangible and unfathomable implications for our physical and mental health, financial security, professional careers, housing, and immigration status,” the students wrote in an... | Read More

With Renovations of Notre Dame Halted, Thieves Attempt a Break-In

With renovations at Notre Dame halted over coronavirus, thieves have broken into the cathedral, Art News reports.  Two men were taken into custody after being spotted by guards. Read more at Art News... | Read More

RIP – Paul Kasmin, New York Gallerist, at the Age of 60

Paul Kasmin, via Kasmin Gallery Dealer Paul Kasmin, who was a formative voice in the development of the Chelsea gallery scene over the last 20 years has passed away at the age of 60.  The son of the London-based John Kasmin, a major force in the British art world and an astute market mover, the dealer […]... | Read More

New York – Trevor Shimizu: “Landscapes” at 47 Canal Through March 22nd, 2020

Trevor Shimizu, Landscapes (Installation View), via 47 Canal In 1998, the Museum of Modern Art opened an ambitious and expansive exhibition of the work of Pierre Bonnard.  Among those winding through the galleries of the show was Trevor Shimizu, who left the museum ultimately disillusioned by the possibilities of painting in the modern age, and convinced that he should […]... | Read More

More Closures Come as Coronavirus Pandemic Continues

Another string of closures has marked a bleak few days for the art world, as Frieze New York cancels its 2020 edition in the city, and François Pinault’s ambitious new museum inside Paris’s Bourse de Commerce postponed its opening until September.   Read a round-up of closure announcements here: Frieze New York Cancelled [Frieze] Bourse de Commerce […]... | Read More

New York – Leidy Churchman: “Earth Bound” at Matthew Marks Through April 18th, 2020

Leidy Churchman, Kishkindha Forest (Jodhpur) (2020), via Matthew Marks Currently on view at Matthew Marks in New York, painter Leidy Churchmann presents a wide-ranging selection of canvases exploring the artist’s ever-evolving sensibility and eye, exploring the landscape of modernity at a range of scales and points of inquiry.  Titled Earth Bound, the show is a nuanced and intriguing... | Read More

Galleries Exploring Online Viewing Rooms During Coronavirus

A piece in the NYT charts the galleries experimenting with digital sales rooms and online viewing platforms as Coronavirus continues to threaten social gatherings. “If galleries are closed, how can we sell art?” asks David Zwirner. “The online platform is something we have envisioned as an important part of what we do.” Read more at NYT  ... | Read More

AO News Round-Up: Closures Continue in Art World Over Coronavirus

Closures continue this week over the coronavirus, as the National Gallery in London and the Tate announced full shutdowns for the coming weeks.  “We will continue to monitor the situation closely and we look forward to welcoming visitors back to the galleries when we reopen” a statement by the Tate reads. Also of note is the indefinite […]... | Read More
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